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Chancellor's Colloquium with Gary Younge -- On-Line Webinar -- "Going Viral: Race, Racism, and Rebellion in the Midst of a Pandemic"


Aug 25, 2020 01:49 PM

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Gary Younge
Chancellor's Colloquium Speaker @Author and Professor of Sociology (University of Manchester, UK)
Gary Younge is an award-winning author, broadcaster and a Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester in England. Formerly a columnist at The Guardian, he is an editorial board member of The Nation magazine and the Alfred Knobler Fellow at Type Media Center. He has written five books, the most recent of which, Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives, won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize and was chosen for the 2019-2020 UC Davis Campus Community Book Project. He has also written for The New York Review of Books, Granta, The Washington Post, GQ, The Financial Times and The New Statesman and made several radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from gay marriage to Brexit. He lives in London, England. For more information about Mr. Younge, please visit https://www.GaryYounge.com/.
Gary May
Chancellor @UC Davis
Gary S. May is the seventh chancellor of UC Davis, one of the nation’s most academically and socially diverse universities. He is leading the university to new heights in academic excellence, enterprise research, public service and upward mobility for students. Chancellor May came to UC Davis in 2017 after serving as dean of Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering, the nation’s largest and most diverse school of its kind. He earned his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley. May has won numerous awards for his research in computer-aided manufacturing of integrated circuits. In 2015, President Obama honored him with the Presidential Award for Excellence in STEM Mentoring. May was inducted to the National Academy of Engineering and elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A prominent voice in higher education, May serves on the executive committee of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Board of Director
Don Roth
Event Emcee and Executive Director @Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Don Roth became the Mondavi Center’s second Executive Director in 2006, following three decades as a leader in the performing arts field. Roth brought an interest in expanding and diversifying program offerings and audiences; in strengthening service to patrons and artists; in deepening ties to UC Davis’ students, faculty and staff; and in building stronger bridges to and community service within the wider region around the Center. Roth served as Aspen Music Festival and School President (2001–06). Roth was St. Louis Symphony President (1998–2001), which achieved major artistic successes including tours to Carnegie Hall and European capitals and received the largest gift ever at that time to an American symphony, $40M from the Jack Taylor Family. In the 1980s and 1990s, Roth held leadership positions at the San Francisco Symphony as general manager and the Oregon Symphony as president. Roth holds degrees in History from Brown University, Yale University and the University of Texas.